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Canon EMEA Reviews

Updated 12 November 2018
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  • "Work / Life balance is perfected" (in 9 reviews)

  • "International working environment" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Tech giant with lots going on, and room to move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Flexible working allows WFH, flexible hours, and a large degree of trust to work on projects your own way.

    * Good working atmosphere with lots of friendly people around the business.

    * Good possibilities of travel if you don't mind doing a bit of extra work.

    * Good compensation for overtime / days worked (1 to 1 on days, hours and expenses negotiable with bosses, but generally very easy and reasonable)

    * Excellent new CEO who is empathetic to employees, but also very focused and driven.

    In summary, there is room to progress once you've learned to "play the game" a bit. It's a great, heavily multicultural business that can afford lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    * Poor vision and oversight from senior and middle management - leads to very variable teams, with issues rarely addressed.

    * Terrible, thoughtless and unhelpful HR team who are more interested in each other's gossip than the rest of the company.

    * Weak leadership means employees can often get pigeon holed or stuck at a level without good guidance on how to progress.

    * The business is beholden to Canon japan, with an increased presence from Japanese employees on secondment, who regard everything Canon japan does as suitable for Europe, which is short sighted. These colleagues are afraid of returning to Japan having under-performed, so stick to what worked for them previously. This is a poor strategy, but there is little room to challenge it.

    Advice to Management

    * Tighter control and guidance for teams, including support for weaker colleagues and opportunities for those who are excelling.

    * Listen to employees who have been hired as experts in their field. As a global business, no one approach will work worldwide.

    * Continue to support flexible working.

    * Reward contributions to company culture as much as you do company achievement.

    * Challenge middle management to make good hires and to maintain control of their teams better.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Going from bad to worse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people development, opportunity to travel, they were transforming into a modern organisation.

    Cons

    Institutional racism (unless you're Japanese), incompetence at some senior levels (although some are very good), new CEO (2018) is taking the company back to the dark ages in search of returning to profit.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "No Where to Go Once you Join!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Restaurant & Costa Coffee

    Cons

    Poor management, clueless leaders people who just perform a Check Box Exercise. If you join this organization you will not progress, it is jobs for the boys & only if your face fits.
    HR are a joke, they are more clueless than the senior management team.
    Lots of good people have been made redundant & other good people are leaving in their droves, not a healthy place to work
    Poor Salary not inline with the market
    Poor benefits & holiday compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all your senior management & replace them with people who actually know what they are doing

    Bring back people who did make a difference & let them work in these positions


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Directionless shambles"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good lunch facility and Costa Cafe on site.

    Cons

    Utterly clueless leadership taking the company back to the dark ages in an attempt to balance the books. HR is frankly shocking and wouldn't know a policy, law, process or strategy if it hit them in the face with a lawsuit. Staff are seen as expendable in the chase to improve the losses. Institutionally racist and sexist unless you are a male Japanese seconded from Japan. No female people managers at all except HR... and HR are clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in experts who understand the culture of Europe. You are on the verge of being the next Kodak.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great for the CV - Get in and get out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Reigate, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Reigate, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good brand to have on your CV

    Great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Really old school

    Pay not on par with industry

    lack of progression no matter how well you do your job

    Clueless middle management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Canon EMEA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    Great brand, diverse product range, brand leader, loyal and safe

    Cons

    Processes and procedures are a nightmare
    Becoming very Japanese, change of leaders from european to Japanese
    Isn’t investing in the market

    Advice to Management

    Empower individuals


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cold shower after high expectations."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary (...ironically it comes with a hefty pricetag as you'll be pushed into working a lot of overhours as you'll receive close to no help from managers to alleviate the situation)

    Cons

    - Poor team management, constant arguments with peers due to lack of supervision.
    - Many managers cultivate a culture of absenteeism, leaving the ship to stear itself.
    -people that perform and are willing to put down the hours go unseen and unapreciated
    -HR doesnt mantain their promises and act border line criminal in order to make ppl leave.

    Advice to Management

    Don't involve new hires in company reorganisation; bringing them in with false expectations.
    Monitor more closely performance of team managers , especially in order management/logistic dept. As there is always somekind of excuse to leave the office early and not provide leadership when it's most needed.

  8. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Work/Life balance good
    Great location
    Great colleagues
    Good L&D

    Cons

    No company is perfect and Canon isn’t either. The many Pros will make up for any. Thanks ns

    Advice to Management

    Seek 360 degree internal feedback when reorganising the business.


  9. "Fantastic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and pace of change.


  10. "MDM Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great job for company data insight
    Working on projects
    New challenges

    Cons

    Multiple projects can mean a lot of challenges

    Advice to Management

    Do not restructure too often


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